Friday - woohoo! Looking forward to a lie in tomorrow! Tonight Stuart and I are going to see one of our favourite comedians, Jon Richardson! I'm super excited, he's a very funny guy!
But before we go, I have a card for the Paper Player's challenge. This week has been a sketch challenge. I've looked at it a few times and I've been desperately wanting to make something for it but what with a busy week and feeling shattered and still under the weather it didn't happen until last night.
Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
DSP: Celebrations Basic Kit, Coral Celebrations Add-On Kit
Punch: Fancy Flower, Boho Blossom
Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim
Other: White Gel Pen
I've been wanting to use some of the celebrations add-on pieces to make some cards, finally I got the chance. There's some super cute patterns in the set plus tags and lots more. I used the tag with the pretty white patterned border. I tied that in to the rest of the card with the white gel pen to do a border around the strip of DSP and also to decorate the leaves. I really love the patterns on the leaves - this really lifts the dark artichoke green and adds a fun pattern.
The flowers are alternate cantaloupe and coral for that subtle difference in colour which you can really see when the petals are all fluffed up.
The centre I added a gold blossom and for some added texture by piling up sequins. I also added scattered sequins to fill the gaps and draw the eye through the card.
I love how this has turned out and look forward to making more pretties with this add-on kit. At £8.95 its a real bargain for all the awesome pieces you get in it!